Advanced Business Law for CPAs [ABLT]

Aug 10, 2016
Time: 8:30 am-12:00 pm

Subject:

Business Law

Credit Hours:

4.00

Price:

Member: $150.00
Non-member: $225.00

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Discussion Leader:

Bob Walter    more info

Bob has been teaching CPE courses for the AICPA for 15 years, and during that time
has written seven CPE courses, including Employment Law Update (introduced
2016), Advanced Business Law for CPAs (2013 and updated annually), and Real
World Business Ethics (2003 and updated annually). Bob has received the AICPA
Outstanding Discussion Leader award in each of the last three years, placing him
among the top 20 instructors for AICPA nationwide. Since 2011, Bob also has served
as a senior instructor for IASeminars of London, England, teaching international CPE
courses for CPAs, Chartered Accountants, and financial officers in London, Geneva,
and Toronto. Bob has authored four multi-day CPE courses for IASeminars,
including Detecting and Investigating Financial Statement Fraud, SEC Reporting for
International Companies, and Management’s Discussion and Analysis. Bob has been a
practicing securities attorney for over 30 years, specializing in capital market
transactions including IPOs, follow-on offerings, and M&A. Recently his practice has
expanded to include representation of whistleblowers in referrals to the Securities and
Exchange Commission, and he now represents whistleblowers in five separate SEC
actions. Bob has authored six books on business law, ethics, and governance
published by AICPA, CCH, and Barron’s Business Library; multiple articles for
Washington Lawyer and the Colorado Lawyer; and numerous articles for state CPA
societies, including the AKCPA. Bob served as a member of the Standing Advisory
Group to the PCAOB in the first two years following its formation. He received his
J.D. degree from the Duke University School of Law and his B.S. degree in business
from Colorado State University.

Bob has been teaching CPE courses for the AICPA for 15 years, and during that time has written seven CPE courses, including Employment Law Update (introduced2016), Advanced Business Law for CPAs (2013 and updated annually), and Real World Business Ethics (2003 and updated annually). Bob has received the AICPA Outstanding Discussion Leader award in each of the last three years, placing him among the top 20 instructors for AICPA nationwide. Since 2011, Bob also has served as a senior instructor for IASeminars of London, England, teaching international CPE courses for CPAs, Chartered Accountants, and financial officers in London, Geneva, and Toronto. Bob has authored four multi-day CPE courses for IASeminars, including Detecting and Investigating Financial Statement Fraud, SEC Reporting for International Companies, and Management’s Discussion and Analysis. Bob has been a practicing securities attorney for over 30 years, specializing in capital market transactions including IPOs, follow-on offerings, and M&A. Recently his practice has expanded to include representation of whistleblowers in referrals to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and he now represents whistleblowers in five separate SEC actions. Bob has authored six books on business law, ethics, and governance published by AICPA, CCH, and Barron’s Business Library; multiple articles for Washington Lawyer and the Colorado Lawyer; and numerous articles for state CPA societies, including the AKCPA. Bob served as a member of the Standing Advisory Group to the PCAOB in the first two years following its formation. He received his J.D. degree from the Duke University School of Law and his B.S. degree in business from Colorado State University.

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Website registration for this course closes on August 3, 2016. To register after this date please contact the society at akcpa@ak.net or 907-562-4334.

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Advanced Business Law for CPAs (ABLT)

August 10, 2016 / Morning Session

Alaska Society of CPAs Office
2600 Cordova Street, Suite 211 Anchorage, AK

LATE REGISTRATION POLICY
For registrations received less than 21 days from the course date will be charged a late fee of $50 for each 8 hour course and $25 for each 4 hour course.

Get a solid understanding of complex legal issues that come up every day and learn how to respond to them. Issue identification is often what separates top financial officers and managers from others. This course covers legal issues in employment, social media/privacy, e-business, intellectual property, corporate law, securities, business taxes, environmental regulation, and public company matters. Limit your clients individual liability and insurance, head off tax issues, and take advantage of alternate forms of dispute resolution.

Major Topics:
Employment cases covering topics such as at-will employment, constructive discharge, retaliation, discrimination, harassment, whistleblower rights, and more
Protecting intellectual property of the business, including how to prevent migration of the businesss trade secrets
Social media privacy and e-business legal issues
Significant cases filed against business, and how these cases might have been avoided or damages mitigated
Securities regulation and business insurance
Key cases and legislative developments in business tax, environmental, and corporate law
Alternate forms of dispute resolution, including pros and cons of arbitration and mediation

Learning Objectives:
Identify complex legal issues typically encountered by businesses.
Interpret measures that businesses can implement to reduce legal exposures for entities, officers, and directors.
Evaluate business disputes and potential resolutions. Trends in business law among topics including employment, tax, liability, intellectual property, and many more.
Assess trends in business.

Designed For: CPAs in business and industry, and CPAs in public practice who want to increase their knowledge of legal issues encountered by businesses

CPE Credits: 4, Management & Consulting Services (Business Law)

Level of Knowledge: Advanced

Prerequisite: Experience in, and knowledge of, legal issues encountered by businesses

Acronym: ABLT

Discussion Leader: Bob Walter